Italian movie producer Dino De Laurentis – the man behind such varied movies as Barbarella, Serpico, Conan The Barbarian and Manhunter – has died, aged 91, in Los Angeles.
Throughout his amazing seventy year career, he produced more than 500 movies and was nominated for 35 Academy Awards, winning his first in 1956 for Federico Fellini’s La Strada; he was also given the Irving G. Thalberg Award during 2001’s Academy Awards for his “consistently high quality of motion picture production.”
According to reports, he died peacefully in his Beverly Hills home, and is survived by Martha, his third wife, and six daughters.
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